Clare Foster at the White Swan, Limehouse

27/01/2015
19:00to22:00
10/11/2015
19:00to22:00
21/02/2017
19:00to22:00
02/05/2017
19:30to22:00



Another of Clare Foster’s excellent singers’ nights, offering live experience and coaching with a top rhythm section including (ahem) myself. It’s at the White Swan, 556 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London E14 7JD.  Free to listen!

Make Some Noise – Play for Progress, Croydon

03/05/2017
15:00to17:00



Really looking forward to doing a stint as tutor at this fantastic music project for unaccompanied child refugees in Croydon – read all about it, and Play For Progress, here 

Academy of Ancient Music pre-concert talk

04/05/2017
18:30to19:00
05/05/2017
18:30to19:00



I’ve written the programme notes for this Academy of Ancient Music’s Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven programme, and will be chatting to Music Director Richard Egarr about it before the concerts at West Road, Cambridge (Thurs 4th May) and at Milton Court, Barbican, London (Fri 5th May) – 6:30pm the start time in both cases.

Shaken by an Earthquake – lecture for Royal Tunbridge Wells DFAS

08/05/2017
10:00to11:00



Shaken by an Earthquake is my lecture on Stravinsky’s amazing ballet score, the creative context that produced it, and its eventful premiere on Thursday 29th May, 1913…

Misshapen Pearl – lecture for Penang DFAS, Malaysia

11/05/2017
19:00to20:00



Delighted to be invited to Malaysia, as only the second lecturer ever to speak at the newly-established Penang DFAS. Misshapen Pearl is my talk on the music of the Baroque era – brilliant, exciting, beautifully crafted and expressive in equal measure.  The venue is the historic Penang Club.

The Age of Jazz – lecture for Penang DFAS, Malaysia

12/05/2017
19:00to20:00



The second of my Penang lectures takes an overview of the early years of jazz from its beginnings through to the start of the Second World War. The venue this time is China House, which benefits from having a jazz club downstairs…

Blue Harlem at Pizza Express, Soho

14/05/2017
13:30to15:30



Dashing back to Britain to join my band Blue Harlem for a Sunday lunchtime date at the excellent Pizza Express, Soho. Full details are here.

Le Caprice

29/01/2012
20:00to23:00
26/02/2012
20:00to23:00
25/03/2012
19:30to23:00
29/04/2012
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24/06/2012
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11/11/2012
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25/11/2012
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12/05/2013
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16/06/2013
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11/08/2013
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09/11/2014
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16/11/2014
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21/12/2014
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04/01/2015
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11/01/2015
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08/02/2015
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08/03/2015
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12/04/2015
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10/05/2015
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24/05/2015
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14/06/2015
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12/07/2015
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02/08/2015
19:30to23:30
13/09/2015
19:30to23:00
18/10/2015
19:30to23:00
15/11/2015
19:30to23:00
29/11/2015
19:30
06/12/2015
19:30to23:00
20/12/2015
19:30to23:00
24/01/2016
19:30to23:00
07/02/2016
19:30to23:00
21/02/2016
19:30to23:00
13/03/2016
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27/03/2016
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03/04/2016
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24/04/2016
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01/05/2016
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08/05/2016
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12/06/2016
19:00to22:30
10/07/2016
19:00to22:30
01/09/2016
19:00to22:30
25/09/2016
19:00to22:30
16/10/2016
19:00to22:30
23/10/2016
19:00to22:30
20/11/2016
19:00to22:30
27/11/2016
19:00to22:30
18/12/2016
19:00to22:30
12/02/2017
19:00to22:30
26/02/2017
19:00to22:30
12/03/2017
19:00to22:30
26/03/2017
19:00to22:30
30/04/2017
19:00to22:30
14/05/2017
19:00to22:30
28/05/2017
19:00to22:30
04/06/2017
19:00to22:30
25/06/2017
19:00to22:30
16/07/2017
19:00to22:30
20/08/2017
19:00to22:30
27/08/2017
19:00to22:30
15/10/2017
19:00to22:30
05/11/2017
19:00to22:30
19/11/2017
19:00to22:30
10/12/2017
19:00to22:30
31/12/2017
21:00
07/01/2018
19:00to22:30
28/01/2018
19:00to22:30
18/02/2018
19:00to22:30



A jazz residency at the Richard Caring-owned Le Caprice, one of London’s most elegant eateries.

Judging City Music Foundation awards

06/05/2016
14:00to17:00
17/05/2017
14:00to17:00



Spending the afternoon assessing applicants for the 2016 City Music Foundation awards – I’m engaged as a judge in the jazz/folk/world category

Dresden Music Festival with ACE Cultural Tours

18/05/2017
19/05/2017
20/05/2017
21/05/2017
22/05/2017
23/05/2017
09:00to16:00



Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra performing the Fifth Symphony by Shostakovitch; Diana Damrau in recital at the Semperoper; Lehar’s The Merry Widow, and a chance to attend a concert in Dresden’s brand-new Kulturpalast:  just some of the attractions of this excellent festival trip which I’m leading for ACE Cultural Tours as tour director.  Full details are here.